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Protecting Coral Reefs from Sunscreen; Preventing Trauma; Classical Guitar Meets Slack-Key


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  The Republican effort in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act has stalled for now. How would the American Health Care Act change the state of healthcare in Hawaii? Today on Town Square, we’ll look at possible scenarios for Hawaii in the uncertain health insurance climate that seems to be changing moment to moment.

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Dissonant Politics of ACA Replacement; Pacific Nations Prepare for Natural Disaster; The Operatic Massie Affair

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll learn how Purple Maiʻa has taken the concept of the Hackathon and given it a new twist. We’ll find out how Hawaiian culture plays a key role in the hackathon process and guides teams toward the Purple Prize.

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Funding Conservation with Development; UH Administrator Cited in Travel ban Ruling; Eco-Art

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and if you're over 50, and have not done this essential test, then it's time to learn about all of your options to prevent this potentially treatable disease. From home kits to colonoscopies and more, we'll talk about the best way to screen and detect early-stage colon cancer which might just save a life.

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East-West Center Under Threat; Medical Aid to Dying; Solar Storage on Kauai

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Caught in a Twitter War; Value of a University of Hawaii Education; Music from Daniel Ho

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  Taxation in our state always elicits strong reactions from residents and lawmakers, but what makes sense now with downward revisions in revenue and in likely a few years, a negative change in the economy? How do we plan to meet the state's needs with fairness to the ones who'll foot the bill? With Hawaii’s cost of living and many families and low-income individuals living paycheck to paycheck can policies be restructured to provide fairness to all. Today on Town Square, debt and taxes. 

 

  

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Alternate Accommodations on the Rise; Domestic Worker Advocacy; Orchid Growing

Bytemarks Café: Blockchain

Mar 15, 2017
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Today on Bytemarks Café, we'll explore the growing interest in the underlying technology for cyber-currency called Blockchain. We'll learn how the technology works and talk about the Blockchain bill that is moving through the legislature that seeks to find benefits for the State. 

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Vaping Rates on the Rise; Complete Streets in Honolulu; Healthy Shark Populations

  

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Speech, Privacy and Technology; Taking a Stand Against Hate; Three Decembers

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It's late the pediatrician's office is closed and you just found out your kids are sick and it can't wait until tomorrow. Should you go to the ER or can your local Urgent Care help out? Talking about what types of medical conditions can be taken care of after hours, without waiting a long time for help. 

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Hawaii Sues Over Immigration Order; Prison Policy Changes; Music from Hawaiian Style

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We're halfway through the legislative session and bills still alive are moving from their originating to their opposite chamber. Next on Town Square, Neal Milner and Colin Moore consider what's crossing over, what's been left behind and what that all says about session 2017 so far.

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The Roots of Poverty; Homelessness as a Medical Condition; The Big Bad Wolf Goes to Trial

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Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll hear from two startups developing applications to improve our medical conditions. How is the XLR8UH accelerator program helping these companies prepare for the crowded, competitive health sector?

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Stopping Violence at the Community Level; Maui Biodiesel Project; How Politics Inspires Art

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Solutions on Affordable Housing; National Climate Assessment; A Lynching in Hawaii

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Athletes train to be the best at their sport, but how can all of us learn to stay safe when working out? This week we talk with Ross Oshiro, top certified athletic trainer in the islands, about how to get in great condition while also avoiding injuries.

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Economic Slowdown Ahead; Environmental Hazards for Kids; Sounds of the Oud

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How to meet the State's energy needs is always on the legislative agenda. As Hawaii operates under the 100% renewable energy portfolio standard by 2045, what bills are still alive this year that will narrow that Gap? And which are still languishing and not likely to make crossover? Our panel comprised of Jeff Mikulina from Blue Planet Foundation and Scott Seu from Hawaiian Electric Company take calls and discuss the issues currently facing Hawaii's electrical consumers and suppliers in meeting the State's 100% renewable energy goal.

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Solving the Arab-Israeli Conflict; Devaluing Maui Coffee; Hate the Con, Love the Con-man  

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll explore what aspects of last year’s Aerospace Summit have gain traction in the legislature. From launch opportunities and drone application to simulated lunar settlements, what are the next steps to creating this reality?

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Finding Joy in Everyday Life; Government Transparency; Listening to Your Body

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Can Hawaii Afford its Public Pensions? Exoplanet Discovery; Mosquito Birth Control

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There's a new metal in town, oxinium, and it might just revolutionize the joint replacements of the future. We'll talk with a physician entrepreneur about how he's changing a world of joint replacements.

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Polystyrene Ban Stumbles; Clean Transportation; 2017 Academy Award Predictions

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Traditional, lecture-based methods of instruction often fail to engage learners of all ages, from young children, to college students and adults. Project-based learning has been heralded as not only a better way to impart knowledge, but also teach kids vital life skills such as teamwork and self-advocacy.

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